The identity of the famous ‘Government Official 1’ mentioned in the Airbus bribery scandal is giving some appointees of the erstwhile Mahama administration nightmares.


Former Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Eric Opoku, said he has had sleepless nights over attempts by some political actors to link his former boss, John Mahama to the scandal.

His comment was in reaction to the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) claim that the supposed government official said to have allegedly received bribe from officials of European aviation giant, Airbus is former President Mahama.

This has angered members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who have accused the ruling government of seeking to divert attention.

In support, Mr Opoku on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Tuesday expressed shock at the conduct of the ruling party which boasts of legal luminaries.

He could not fathom why government is yet to conduct a thorough investigation into the matter yet the NPP is pointing accusing fingers at Mr Mahama.

M Opoku, who is also the Member of Parliament for Asunafo South, was peeved when show host, Osei Bonsu sort to inquire from him whether he knows the famous ‘Government Official 1’.

OB: Do you know the Government Official 1?

Eric Opoku: It is you; ah! Why are you asking me this when we all know who that person is?